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Software earns magazine's No. 1 ranking

July 11, 2006

The AutoCAD® CD version 3.0 from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Charlotte, N.C., was ranked No. 1 on PM Engineermagazine's top 10 products list, based on reader interest.Developed to provide a...

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Servo-Robot names technical sales engineer

July 11, 2006

Servo-Robot Corp., Milwaukee, has hired David Sytkowski as technical sales engineer.Sytkowski is responsible for supporting customers from the start of a project through the production phase. He...

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Acrotech acquires Di-Acro

July 11, 2006

Acrotech Inc., Lake City, Minn., has acquired the Di-Acro product line and moved production back to Lake City, where the line was originally designed and built.The product line includes finger brakes,...

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Wayne Trail Technologies constructs new facility, enters new market segment

July 11, 2006

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has entered a new market segment and is constructing an additional, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility.The company has entered the robotics, welding, and fixturing...

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RIA presents Engelberger Robotics Awards

July 11, 2006

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announced the recipients of the 2006 Engelberger Robotics Awards, presented at the 37th International Symposium on Robotics during AUTOMATICA in Munich,...

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Aluminum industry signs mou in support of Asia Pacific Partnership

July 11, 2006

Leaders of the aluminum associations of Australia, China, Japan, and the U.S. signed a memorandum of understanding (mou), agreeing to work to support the objectives of the Asia Pacific Partnership...

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Jancy Engineering hires director of market development

July 11, 2006

Jancy Engineering Inc., Davenport, Iowa, has named William Hildebrand as director of market development. Hildebrand focuses on opening untapped markets in North America and beyond.Hildebrand has more...

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Orbitform names Northwick Associates as European distributor

July 11, 2006

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Northwick Associates, Worcestershire, U.K., as European distributor for the company's products, including orbital forming machines, Adtech and Milford impact...

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Greenerd, Tianjin Tianduan form alliance

July 11, 2006

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has developed an alliance with Chinese hydraulic press manufacturer Tianjin Tianduan Press Co. Ltd.Greenerd is now the sole representative for sales,...

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Mittal Steel expanding Indiana research laboratories

July 11, 2006

Mittal Steel will break ground July 13 for a major expansion of its research and development laboratories in East Chicago, Ind."This multi-million dollar expansion will significantly enhance our...

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Nucor to construct special bar quality mill in Southern U.S.

July 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it plans to construct a "Special Bar Quality Products" steel mill in the Southern U.S. with an estimated capacity of 850,000 tons. The state-of-the-art facility will...

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Actuant acquires D.L. Ricci

July 11, 2006

Actuant Corp., Milwaukee, has completed the purchase of D.L. Ricci Corp., Red Wing., Minn.Actuant consists of two groups of companies: Tools & Supplies and Engineered Solutions. D.L. Ricci is now...

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How do you measure success?

July 11, 2006

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Contrary to common opinion, a high production rate is not the key to success in making tube. Attempting to low-ball the price — while cutting corners in maintenance and upgrades -- is a poor strategy in this industry. Columnist Bud Graham provides four production scenarios that compare various rates of capacity utilization and line speed and how these affect profitability.

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Angling for a good cut

July 11, 2006

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Good sawing and maintenance practices can help alleviate problems that can occur when making angle cuts in structurals and tubing. Addressing the stock, machine setup, the blade, the cutting fluid, and the saw itself may not completely rid fabricators of problems, but it can help keep the operation profitable and relatively painless.

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Introducing cold pilger mill technology

July 11, 2006

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The cold mill pilgering process uses ring dies and a tapered mandrel to reduce tube cross sections by up to 90 percent. Because the process relies on large number of small forming steps, the result is tube or pipe that has nearly homogenous material characteristics. It is suitable for every metal.

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